Monroe Electronics, Digital Alert Systems merge


Monroe Electronics and Digital Alert Systems, providers of enhanced emergency alert system (EAS) solutions, will merge to create a one-stop shop with products to satisfy the EAS requirements of the full range of broadcast and government users. Under the terms of the merger, DAS will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Monroe.

DAS’s flagship DASDEC platform is a next-generation CAP-compatible EAS encoder/decoder which affords the benefits of Internet and LAN-based communications while maintaining compatibility with current EAS protocol, thus bridging the gap between today’s installed base and the emergency communications of tomorrow. Monroe, in business since 1954, is a provider of sophisticated EAS solutions for the CATV and campus communications markets along with electrostatic measuring and cue tone switching devices.

The merger will enable DAS to focus on direct sales, marketing, and customer service with Monroe handling manufacturing and development. In fact, the two companies already have an established track record of close cooperation, with Monroe having been the exclusive cable and IPTV marketing licensee for the DASDEC system. Monroe, meanwhile, gains an expanded EAS product portfolio that adds the radio-television broadcast and emergency operations center (EOC) markets to its potential customer base.

“We at Monroe have a long history of building solid customer relationships by providing valuable, high-quality products that keep pace with changing technology,” said William Vosteen, president of Monroe Electronics. “Combined, our companies will leverage resources to offer all customers in the EAS/CAP market innovative products and updates to meet their needs even as technology continues to evolve. In addition, we’re confident that Monroe’s longevity and reputation serve as implicit assurance to customers that all our EAS products will be supported for years to come.”